Opening Night of “An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe” Expertly Performed by Paloma Valley High School Drama Club

Paloma Valley High School drama club students prepare for their opening night performance. The Pal...

Paloma Valley High School drama club students prepare for their opening night performance.
The Paloma Valley High School drama club opened its theater rendition of “An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe” to an eager audience Thursday night. This one hour and 45-minute production consists of six one-acts, each depicting a haunting tale from Edgar Allan Poe.

Under the inspiring direction of Theater Advisor Stephanie Fomby, an impressive production has taken shape. "Auditions for the drama were held the second week of school back in August," sophomore stage manager Lillie Langdeau says, and a cast and crew of just under 40 Paloma Valley students have been hard at work rehearsing ever since.

Everything from the set creation and technical execution to the costume design and acting has been at the hands of Paloma Valley drama club students. The proceeds from ticket sales will go to the drama club to continue its efforts to bring entertainment to the community and to further students' education in the theater arts.

The talent of these young thespians is evident not only by way of their individual performances but also in their professional approach to teamwork and dedication. Each student has put in hours of time and enthusiasm in order to deliver a night of Halloween inspired entertainment for their peers and the community.

They invite the public to enter the “wonderfully creepy world of Edgar Allan Poe through six faithful adaptations of some of his most haunting works. From old favorites such as The Cask of Amontillado and The Tell-Tale Heart to lesser known gems like The Oblong Box and The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether, this collection of short plays represents Poe at his most horrifying.”

Join the Paloma “Paw-formers” as they bring Poe’s eerie tales to the stage. The cast will again entertain audiences Saturday night and Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Paloma Valley High School Theater.

 Oct. 20 and 25, at 7 p.m.